Waffle House closes 418 locations but none locally

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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) -- Waffle House has now closed 418 locations across the U.S. due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Only two of those stores are in Alabama, and neither of them in the southeast part of the state.

The breakfast-chain announced the closings on the company's Facebook page Tuesday morning.

While more than 400 locations have closed, 1,574 remain open.

In a Facebook post on March 15th, Waffle House said that they were attempting to keep their customers safe and keep nearly 45,000 employees employed.

“We want to acknowledge the great efforts of our associates, who work hard every shift to create a safe, warm and welcoming dining experience 24 hours daily.”

The post continued, saying, “We are working hard to support them as we do our best to manage through this crisis.”

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